The DOC NYC Short List for documentary features officially started in 2012 with 10 titles and grew to 15 titles in 2014. It has a history of being a predictor of other awards – from critics’ prizes and top ten lists to the Oscars.
For the last eight years, DOC NYC screened the documentary that went on to win the Academy Award, and the festival has screened 32 of the last 35 Oscar-nominated documentary features. The DOC NYC Short List has also had a notably strong track record for spotlighting titles that are named to the subsequent Academy Award Documentary Short List.
DOC NYC’s winning Short will qualify for consideration in the Documentary Short Subject category of the Annual Academy Awards without the standard theatrical run, provided the film otherwise complies with the Academy rules.
The 2023 edition will continue DOC NYC’s hybrid format, welcoming filmmakers and audiences back into New York theaters from November 8 – 16, and then continuing online through November 26. The festival has hosted hundreds of world premieres over the years including “Making a Murderer,” “Amazing Grace,” “Far From the Tree,” “Dean Martin: King of Cool,” and “Adrienne.”
In addition, DOC NYC annually presents several thematic strands, which can change from year to year. Among these have been Sonic Cinema on music films; Game Face Cinema covering the sports world; Fight the Power on activist stories; Photography & Film on stories of image making; and Portraits that encompass biographical work.
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